Richard Winters

1918 - 2011

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Richard Davis Winters (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011) was a United States Army officer who served as a paratrooper in "Easy Company" of the 506th Infantry Regiment within the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Winters was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his successful command of the assault on Brécourt Manor during the invasion of Normandy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Winters has received more than 8,482,471 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Winters is the 419th most popular military personnel (up from 474th in 2019), the 1,160th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,391st in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Military Personnel.

Richard Winters was a United States Army officer who served in the 101st Airborne Division in World War II. He was the commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the U.S. Army.

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Among military personnels, Richard Winters ranks 419 out of 2,058Before him are Israel Tal, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, Nogi Maresuke, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, John of Austria the Younger, and Nikolai Kuznetsov. After him are Erasmo of Narni, Shoichi Yokoi, Gaius Claudius Glaber, Yonatan Netanyahu, Walter Nowotny, and Herbert Gille.

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Among people born in 1918, Richard Winters ranks 50Before him are Edward B. Lewis, Betty Ford, Birgit Nilsson, Günther Rall, Fanny Blankers-Koen, and Paul D. Boyer. After him are André Bazin, Pavlik Morozov, João Goulart, Kenichi Fukui, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and Rosemary Kennedy. Among people deceased in 2011, Richard Winters ranks 47Before him are Baruj Benacerraf, Zdeněk Miler, Betty Ford, Har Gobind Khorana, Amy Winehouse, and Gunter Sachs. After him are Leonora Carrington, Aristides Pereira, Diana Wynne Jones, Ante Marković, Alberto Granado, and Pete Postlethwaite.

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Among people born in United States, Richard Winters ranks 1,160 out of 20,380Before him are Vannevar Bush (1890), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), Ed Lauter (1938), Richard Barthelmess (1895), Jennifer Jones (1919), and Gina Haspel (1956). After him are Lloyd Austin (1953), Shia LaBeouf (1986), Tom Morello (1964), C. Wright Mills (1916), Dennis Rodman (1961), and Jerry West (1938).


Among military personnels born in United States, Richard Winters ranks 13Before him are George Armstrong Custer (1839), Albert Pike (1809), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), and Benedict Arnold (1741). After him are Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Charles Sweeney (1919), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), William Westmoreland (1914), Stonewall Jackson (1824), and Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821).